Arsene Wenger has kept Arsenal in the Top Four of the Premier League for the last 20 years, and may still manage to do it again this season if we win all our games from now on, but there have been an ever-increasing amount of dissent from the spoiled Arsenal fans on the terraces calling for the head of our most successful manager ever.
Compare this to tonight’s opponents Middlesbrough, who are currently in 19th place in the table and haven’t won since December, are getting excellent support from the home fans, including 30,000 for their last home game against Burnley. The acting Head Coach at Boro, Steve Agnew, reckons the fans are helping enormously in their fight for survival. “You could feel that the 12th man is everything we need right to the end,” Agnew said on the BBC.
“I know for a fact we’ll have that support to the very end. If we stay together and get the goal we’re more than capable of picking the three points up that will virtually change everything.”
His team have picked up four draws in their last 5 home matches with the help of the fans, and they are hoping to get their first win of the year tonight. Agnew said: “It’s a massive run in for us,”
“We’re six points off with a game in hand and it’s all to play for. The players are determined to stay with it, and a break is something we deserve.”
So if the Boro supporters can stay positive when they are in such a precarious position, why can’t the travelling Arsenal fans get behind the team and spur them on to the three points, instead of booing our own players and swearing at the manager?